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Old 10-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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Volvo V40 R-Design

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On the verge of purchasing yet another car. The kuga has now gone after a problematic 7 months of ownership. In its place is going to be a 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design D4. Love the sound of the 5 cylinder diesel engine! The car is overall very tidy, only one small scuff on the rear bumper. All of the alloys are also scuffed however seeing as it going to be the wife's car it would have inevitably happened anyway.

It is also in need of an oil change as well as all new discs and pads but other than that it is pretty much spot on. No dents or scratches whatsoever. The spec levels are absolutely incredible. Car options include; Factory Sat Nav, Adaptive cruise control, Traffic following, Lane departure assist, Blind spot warning, Full leather interior, Electric memory heated seats, DAB radio, Bluetooth phone and audio, keyless entry and start, Premium Audio system, self parking, parking sensors, rear camera, panoramic roof, heated front windscreen, Climate control, auto xenon headlights, Bending front lights, auto wipers, start/stop, Electric windows, Forward camera, city safe, collision avoidance, Power folding mirrors, LED ambient lighting, TFT Dash instruments, Traffic Sign Recognition.

Here are the photos from the advert. I will be picking it up tomorrow so hoping to get more photos then.





















Plans before the winter will be just to give it a full decontamination, clay, polish and wax. Interior will be given a deep clean also. Oil & filter change at the start of next month. And just generally enjoy it! Hoping to keep this one a bit longer than the Kuga.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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That's beautiful. I love a nice Volvo, and that really, really nice. The 5cylinder is just wonderful to listen to!!

Health to enjoy, bud.

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Very nice indeed - really like the V40 and this one looks the dogs danglies
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Superb.

How are Volvo’s built etc now?


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Lovely car, I had the v40 d3 r design with a cheeky remap, that 5 pot was simply awesome

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Wow that looks great! I will keeping a close eye on this one.

Great options on that!
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the only thing I dont like is the center console..
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Superb.

How are Volvo’s built etc now?


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Built at assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium.
Utilises the Ford Global C chassis platform (CMax / Focus/Kuga range from ca 2011), so in efefct its a Focus chassis, with revised power steering/suspension topped with a Volvo body/interior and drivetrain.

Good that you have the 5 cylinder D4, more character than the later 4 cylinder one and plenty of ooomffff

I do love the R design interiors, seats are superb and they do have a nice steering wheel - the configurable dash is a nice touch too
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That is some spec list! Always liked the V40, though find it a bit on the small side inside.

Enjoy the new purchase....and all those toys!
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Nice car, I've often considered a Volvo but i just not keen on the dash Other than that i really like them but every time i get to the dash and it puts me off

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